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Toxicology Season 1 Episode 2: Decontamination and Elimination

This is episode 2 of season one of the Toxicology series that Suzan Mazor, the Medical Director for Toxicology at Seattle Children’s, and I are putting together. This follow up episode focuses on a decontamination and elimination in the poisoned pediatric patient and offers many pearls that will serve as a foundation for upcoming episodes – including why Ipecac is no longer prescribed to every 4 month old!

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References

Toce, Burns. The Poisoned Pediatric Patient. Pediatrics in Review May 2017, 38 (5) 207-220; DOI: 10.1542/pir.2016-0130

Calello, Henretig. Pediatric Toxicology: Specialized Approach to the Poisoned Child. Emerg Med Clin N Am 32 (2014) 29–52

Barrueto et al. Updates in the General Approach to the Pediatric Poisoned Patient. Pediatric Clinics. VOLUME 60, ISSUE 5, P1203-1220, OCTOBER 01, 2013. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2013.06.002

2 replies on “Toxicology Season 1 Episode 2: Decontamination and Elimination”

This podcast has very thorough and helpful episodes for physicians caring for children in the ED. However is this episode targeting premed students? Obviously it’s a broad topic but saying “charcoal sticks to” as the mechanism of a major player in decontamination?
Regardless, thanks for making the podcast and contributing to FOAM.

I appreciate the feedback. I think that this is appropriate for many levels of learners, and these are these types of questions that readily appear on pediatric board exams. I do think that Dr. Mazor’s usage of colloquial Language helps to drive home concepts of how charcoal physically interacts with toxins. Could you suggest an alternative explanation?

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